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Ethical blindness, EGMs and public policy : a tentative essay comparing the EGM and tobacco industries

Doughney, James (2007) Ethical blindness, EGMs and public policy : a tentative essay comparing the EGM and tobacco industries. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 5 (4). pp. 311-319. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Arguing a case by way of analogy can be perilous. Each problem has its own particulars that analogy and examples from other domains often obscure. Therefore it is with some trepidation that this paper discusses similarities and differences between the poker-machine (EGM) and the tobacco industries. The author has no special knowledge of the tobacco industry beyond that of the reasonably informed citizen. Rather it is out of concern about ethics and product safety for EGMs that the paper addresses the following question: what, if any, are the substantive ethical differences between the EGM industry and the tobacco industry?

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A tentative essay comparing the EGM and tobacco industries
: keynote presentation at the 2006 International Conference: Gambling and its Impacts – Policy, Practice and Research Perspectives, 13-15 September 2006, The Auckland University of Technology, Auckland NZ

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18186, EGM, tobacco, ethics, public policy
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Depositing User: Tracey Prelec
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2008 22:09
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/976
DOI: 10.1007/s11469-007-9067-7
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